BASIL VARKEY, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C); AHAMED V. P. KUTTY, M.D.
A patient developed lipoid pneumonia due to chronic intranasal application of mentholated petroleum (Mentholatum, The Mentholatum Co., Buffalo, New York). Lipophages and foreign body-type granulomata were seen in a biopsied scalene node. Although similar findings have been previously noted in bronchial (1) and hilar lymph nodes (2), to our knowledge they have not been described in the scalene node.
A 75-year-old man was admitted for evaluation of an abnormal chest radiograph. He had a 6-year history of chronic cough that produced yellowish sputum with occasional streaks of blood, and he had "sinus congestion" for 8 years. Twelve years before, he
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VARKEY B, KUTTY AVP. Lipoid Pneumonia with Lipoid Granulomata in Scalene Node. Ann Intern Med. 1976;84:176–177. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-2-176
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(2):176-177.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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